aleator classicus

Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Archilochus, fr. 201(W)

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Famous now because the title of Isaiah Berlin’s essay alludes to it.

πόλλ’ οἶδ’ ἀλώπηξ, ἀλλ’ ἐχῖνος ἓν μέγα.

The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows just one – and it’s a big thing.

Written by aleatorclassicus

April 19, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Posted in Archilochus

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